July 2013


War Memorial Battle Cross Boots Gun Helmet Statue

I highly recommend reading the article Sculpture Comforts Families of War Dead in USA Today. The article is about Greg Wyatt’s sculpture, “The Angel and the Dying Unknown” located on Dover Air Force Base. The sculpture is of an angel providing protection and comfort to a fallen solider, a truly beautiful and moving piece of art. In turn, this sculpture provides comfort to those loved ones grieving the loss of a service member in action.

Over the years, Statue.com has been a provider of statues for those who have lost loved ones. We offer our War Memorial Statue at just a fraction above cost. We figure it is the least we can do to show our appreciation of the ultimate debt service members and their families pay for defending our freedom.

If Tears Bench

In our gallery, you will also find memorial plaques, angels, stepping stones, and engraved benches to memorialize the lost of a loved one. We hope these sculptures provide comfort and peace to a grieving heart.

To view our fine gallery, head on over to our website www.statue.com. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

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Angel Weathervane

Statue.com offers a wide variety of angelic statuary,  fountains and decor. All of our Angels have wings. However, did you know the earliest Judeo-Christian image of an angel did not have wings? Angels, as we know them, did not appear to have wings until 379-395 AD.  This important addition was noted by Saint John Chrysostom, “They manifest a nature’s sublimity. That is why Gabriel is represented with wings. Not that angels have wings, but that you may know that they leave the heights and the most elevated dwelling to approach human nature. Accordingly, the wings attributed to these powers have no other meaning than to indicate the sublimity of their nature.”  The spiritual being, an “Angel” is envisioned as sacred intermediary between mortals and the Divine. Our Gallery of Angel Statues has many sculptural depictions to small figurines to life-size angels of this comforting images.

Archangel Gabriel

In terms of their clothing, Angels are depicted in a wide variety of styles. Archangel Gabriel wears military inspired garb.  Gabriel is the Angel of annunciation, resurrection, mercy, vengeance, death and revelation. Gabriel is the ruler of heaven and ruler of the Cherubim. Gabriel is said to sit on the left hand side of God. Muhammad claimed it was Gabriel who dictated to him the Koran. In Jewish legend it was Gabriel who dealt death and destruction to Sodom and Gomorrah. Gabriel appeared to Daniel to tell him of the coming of a Messiah: a message which later he repeats to Mary in the annunciation. All of these characteristics transcend through his depicted imagery.

Praying Angel Garden Sculpture With Sculpted Roses

Other Angels in Statue.com’s collection have long flowing gowns and robes. They are often praying or shown holding a trumpet. These angles are most often considered messengers to mankind. Whatever your need, Statue.com provides a wide representation of Angelic statuary, sculptures and even fountains.

To view our fine gallery of Angels, head on over to our website www.statue.com. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

There is something peaceful about a garden. Sure, the time required to plant, grow and weed can be daunting. However, all that effort is worth while when you are able to take a step back and appreciate all the hard work. Statue.com offers a wide variety of accents to make your garden even more beautiful and tranquil.

1.) Cotswold Cottage: This gorgeous little cottage will provide a home for nesting song birds, which will add natures sweet song to your garden. Complete with a solid copper roof, pitched pleasingly high, with a patina yielding forever-after beauty

Cotswold Cottage Bird House

2.) English Rose Cottage Storage Sculpture: The spirit of the old world cottage is shown in its purest form in these handcrafted, weather durable garden accessories. Beauty and function come together in this collectible English Rose Cottage. This cottage has a removable roof, making them fun to use a lantern, key keep or storage for small garden tools. This cottage is part of a collection; be sure to check out the other adorable cottages.

English Rose Cottage

3.) Acorn Bootbrush: What better tool to keep at your garden’s gate then a boot brush? Keep the dirt in the garden and out of your home by investing in this handy, decorative accent.

Acorn Bootbrush

4.) Brass Armillary Sundial: Another functional but also atheistic pleasing tool, this sundial would be the perfect accent to any garden.

Brass Armillary Sundial

5.) Bench With Verona Legs Grand Size: No Garden is complete with a bench were you rest and enjoy all the hard work gardens require. This heavyweight bench held by two Classic Verona bases rest could easily be the focus of  your garden. This heirloom quality bench is hand poured and finished  to a color of your choice. Meticulously crafted, this heavyweight, durable cast stone piece is the finest available here or abroad.

Bench With Verona Legs Grand Size

To view our fine gallery of garden accents, head on over to our website www.statue.com. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

 

Cathedral Hands By Auguste Rodin Statue

Statue.com proudly features the work of The Egregia Italian Collection. This line represents one of the most prestigious museum-quality sculptures in the world. If traveling aboard you will find many reproduction of statuary from this gallery. In fact, nothing comes closer to an original hand carved marble sculpture than the Egregia replicas. When you purchase an Egregia, you can count on receiving nothing but the best, closest to the original piece of art.

The original models of the sculptures were created by A. Giannelli, founder of Egregia. The firm is located in Volterra the heart of Italy’s alabaster district. Giannelli devoted much of his life to sculpture and eventually opened his own studio in 1944, supplying pieces to the Allied Forces.  Giannelli has been commissioned to create busts by the United States, Kenya and Boston University.

The Egregia pieces Statue.com carries have been crafted out of the models Giannelli sculpted. The Egregia factory produces sculptures of  recomposed stone, consisting of alabaster and marble powder and resin. Each sculpture is then finished with care by the artisans of Italy’s Egregia Workshop, providing excellent durability, quality and detail.

African Princess Bust

An Egregia sculpture from Statue.com will be a beautiful addition to any collection.  Furthermore, these beautiful sculpted figurines of historical and classic statues from artist and sculptor A. Giannelli will bring much pleasure to any history buff or anyone with an affinity for art.

To view our fine Egregia gallery, head on over to our website www.statue.com. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

At Statue.com we are proud of our fine gallery of statuary, sculpture, fountains and many other beautiful pieces. However, we take the most pride in assuring our customers are one-hundred percent satisfied. Finding the right piece for our customer’s collection is the most important aspect of our work. We value communication and thrive on customer feedback. It lights up our world when a customer sends us pictures of their Statue.com pieces or write to let us know their purchases arrived safely.  We wanted to take this time to share some of our favorite customer responses.

“I have been ordering items online for almost as long as it has been offered. I have never encountered better customer service from any other company I have dealt with in person or online. The correspondence is amazingly fast and rather than just telling you “sorry we don’t have that” like I am used to hearing. Statue.com cares enough to make sure I get something else I will enjoy or will be enjoyed just as much as what I originally ordered. I can’t say loud enough how wonderful the customer service is. All of what they have to offer is beautifully made and a must for any collector. THANKS AGAIN!” J.M

Sleeping Kitty

“We received our order today and I just wanted to let all of you know how much we love it!! We lost our beloved cat and I searched and searched for the perfect statue for her memorial. I came across your site, saw the ‘sleeping kitty’ and it looked so much like her! We never dreamed that it would look so lifelike and that we would love it so much! Please pass on our appreciation to all involved in making this beautiful piece for us to enjoy!” J.J.

“I just received my sun sculpture. What can I say… I’m impressed. It’s a beautiful piece. I found your website via Google. Your on-line catalog is extensive. The packaging and packing insured a smooth ride from your door to my door. I’m impressed!” D.C.

“I am writing a note to let you know about the excellent service I had today when I called to ask some questions about products and delivery, since I am a new patron of the company. My questions were answered very graciously. Your customer service could not have been more professional, friendly, and helpful. It is rare to find such customer care, and it certainly makes an impression with a customer.” C.B.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Bust

“Hello – My Name is Harry, eBay user / I just left you feedback on the Lincoln, FDR & Washington busts I recently purchased. I don’t think I’ve ever written to a seller like this to tell them that there product is absolutely fantastic! For the cost, I never would have imagined the quality would be so outstanding, I was just totally floored! The pieces arrived very quickly and were packaged so that nothing could possible damage them, just wonderful all the way around. I hope people read my feedback and take it to heart. You do a superb job offering affordable, beautiful busts of these figures in history. I may make more room just to add more of these splendid pieces. I’ll also spread my pleasure with your company to all my friends who study and collect history. Send this message to the President of the company, he/she needs to know!!! A JOB WELL DONE BY ALL. With my very best wishes” H.M.

To view our fine gallery, head on over to our website http://www.statue.com. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Egyptian Queen Nefertiti

Statue.com’s co-founder Gloria has been around statuary a long, long time. Me? I confess, I am sort of a newbie. The more I research and read about the history of statuary for blogs, the more I learn just how integral statuary is to history.

Take for example the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti’s Bust, without this sculpture we would not have a three-dimensional idea of her appearance. Sure, there are hieroglyphics and other carvings giving a brief glimpse of her existence but it is this bust that gives us a remarkable look at this historical woman. A strong neckline and pointed features are caught in the sculpture as a moment in time; making her personable but also regal. Little is known about the Egyptian Queen, however her bust has been one of the most recreated pieces of Egyptian art. This is a testament of the importance and beauty of this piece. How cool that you can bring a replica of a work-of-art that existed over three-thousand years ago into your home for every day appreciation?

Beethoven Bust Prometheus Portrait

The busts of great music composers are another example of capturing a face in time. I found it interesting the use of a ‘life mask’ was used in creating one of the most famous Beethoven’s bust. This method captures the intensity of the famous musician. From the bust you can see his wild hair, furrowed eyebrows and stern expression. It appears as though Beethoven is contemplating his next masterpiece nearly two-hundred years after his existence.  Of course Beethoven’s music lives on but so does his presence thanks in part to this sculpture.

Lincoln Sculptural Bust

Presidential Busts are another example of using sculpture to capture time. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois has a series of busts through his tenure as president. It is particularly interesting and apparent the stress that weighed on President Lincoln through the course of his term. Bags under his eyes, increasing wrinkles, the weight of the world was on his shoulders, all captured through sculpture. The change in appearance is true for all presidents but Lincoln’s example is exceptional.  These busts are not exclusive to museums, Statue.com offers a fine gallery of presidential busts.

To view our gallery of fine statuary, head on over to our website http://www.statue.com. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Eagle Sculpture of Freedom

One of my favorite things to do in the early spring is to travel up the river road and watch the bald eagles nest, just North of Grafton, Illinois. For those of you not familiar with the area, Grafton is located about 40 miles north of St. Louis on the Illinois side of the river.

The eagles have such a majestic, regal presence as the soar effortlessly through the air. It is no surprise this animal embodies the symbolism of pride, strength, freedom, unity and longevity. This symbolism is precisely why the Founding Fathers choose the Bald Eagle to represent the United States.

On June 20, 1782, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States depicting a bald eagle clutching 13 arrows and a 13 leaf olive branch. From there Bald Eagles would also appear on United States’ coins, bills, the presidential flag and many federal agency logos.

Bald Eagle with American Flag

By adding our Eagle Sculptures to your collection you will also be adding beautiful symbolism and a piece of history too. To view our gallery of fine statuary and sculptures, head on over to our website http://www.statue.com. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website feel free to contact us.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen